Would you like to learn how to install a Vmware ESXI Patch? In this tutorial, we are going to show you all the steps required to download and install a Vmware Patch.

This tutorial was tested on Vmware ESXi 6.5

This tutorial was tested on Vmware ESXi 6.7

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Tutorial - Vmware ESXi Patch Download

Access the Vmware Patch Download Portal.

You will need to create a Vmware Free account to download the Vmware ESXi Patches.

On the Vmware Patch download portal, you will need to select the correct version of Vmware ESXi.

Select the desired package and click on the Download button.

Vmware patch Management Portal

In our example, we downloaded the Patch named ESXi670-201808001.

The patch file name was ESXi670-201808001.zip.

Tutorial - Vmware ESXi Patch Installation

First, you need to access the Vmware web interface.

Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your Vmware ESXi server and access web interface.

vmware web interface

On the prompt screen, enter the administrative login information.

After a successful login, the Vmware dashboard will be displayed.

Vmware web export virtual machine

On the Vmware Dashboard, Access the Storage menu and click on the Datastore browser button.

Vmware ESXi Datastore

On the Datastore browser screen, click on the Create Directory button and enter the name: PATCH

ESXi Datastore new folder

Select the PATCH folder, click on the Upload button and locate the ESXi Patch on your computer.

ESX Patch Upload

Now, you need to enable the SSH service.

Access the Manage menu, access the Services tab and locate the SSH service.

• Manage > Services > TSM-SSH

Vmware SSH service ESXi web

Right click on the SSH service and select the Start option.

Use the Putty software and connect on the Vmware ESXi server.

In our example, we are going to use an Opensource software named Putty and a computer running Windows.

The Putty software is available on the putty.org website.

After finishing the download, run the software and wait for the following screen.

Putty windows

Select the SSH option and enter the IP address of the VMWare ESXi server.

Vmware SSH Putty

On the prompt screen, enter the administrative login information.

Factory default access information:
• Username: root
• Password:

After a successful login, the console command-line will be displayed.

Use the following command to enter the Maintenance mode

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Navigate to the directory on the datastore where you uploaded the patch file.

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Use the following commands to install the Vmware Patch or update bundle.

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Exit the Maintenance mode and reboot your Vmware ESXi server.

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Congratulations! You successfully installed a Vmware ESXi Patch.